bungle


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Bungle \Bun"gle\, v. t.
   To make or mend clumsily; to manage awkwardly; to botch; --
   sometimes with up.
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         I always had an idea that it would be bungled. --Byron.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Bungle \Bun"gle\, n.
   A clumsy or awkward performance; a botch; a gross blunder.
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         Those errors and bungles which are committed.
                                                  --Cudworth.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Bungle \Bun"gle\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Bungled; p. pr. & vb. n.
   Bungling.] [Prob. a diminutive from, akin to bang; cf.
   Prov. G. bungen to beat, bang, OSw. bunga. See Bang.]
   To act or work in a clumsy, awkward manner.
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